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IP Journal of Urology, Nephrology & Hepatology Science


A demographic evaluation and blood group corelation of malaria at a tertiary care center


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Author Details: Shafeel Ibrahim K*,Mithun Lal K Mukundani,Sumedh Shetty

Volume : 1

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 56

Article End Page : 58


Abstract

The resurgence of malaria in the Indian subcontinent has become a major national health problem with a significant morbidity and mortality.1,2 The knowledge of the factors that affect the susceptibility of the host can be an added advantage to effective predict and fore see the complications malaria.
Although the red blood cells are thought to be relatively inert, they contain hemoglobin, and have numerous surface molecules that play a very active in microbial attachment processes one of which are the ABO blood group antigens.
Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out at AJ institute of medical sciences of Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada district. The relevant clinical data in terms of demographic- age, sex, place, occupation and clinical history were obtained from the patient. Following this the patient underwent a detailed clinical examination and relevant investigations were conducted. Patients with or without fever and who are either
Results and Observations: In the present study we had 83.6% males and 16.4% females, the gender difference was statistically highly significant with a chi square test value ?2 =77.476.P=.000<0 P=.000>.
Conclusion: Complications were predominantly seen in blood group O positive blood group and in the male gender. Common complication was ARDS.The maximum number of severe cases of malaria was seen in patients with blood group O+.

Keywords: Glomerular filtration rate. Renal disease, CKD-EP.